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Announcing—The Building Science Series The “Building Science Series” disseminates technical information developed at the Bureau on building materials, components, systems, and whole structures. The series presents research results, test methods, and performance criteria related to the structural and environmental functions and the durability and safety characteristics of building elements and systems.

These publications, similar in style and content to the NBS Building Materials and Structure Reports (1938 59), are directed toward the manufacturing, design, and construction segments of the building industry, standards organizations, officials responsible for building codes, and scientists and engineers concerned with the proper. ties of building materials.

The material for this series originates principally in the Building Research Division of the NBS Institute for Applied Technology. Published or in preparation are:

BSS1. Building Research at the National Bureau of Standard. (In preparation.)
BSS2. Interrelations Between Cement and Concrete Properties: Part 1, Materials and Techniques, Water

Requirements and Trace Elements. 35 cents
BSS3. Doors as Barriers to Fire and Smoke. 15 cents
BSS4. Weather Resistance of Porcelain Enamels: Effect of Exposure Site and other Variables After Seven

Years. 20 cents BSS5. Interrelations Between Cement and Concrete Properties: Part 2, Sulfate Expansion, Heat of Hydra

tion, and Autoclave Expansion. 35 cents BSS6. Some Properties of the Calcium Aluminoferrite Hydrates. 20 cents BSS7. Organic Coatings. Properties, Selection, and Use. $2.50 BSS8. Interrelations Between Cement and Concrete Properties: Part 3, Compressive Strengths of Portland

Cement Test Mortars and Steam-Cured Mortars. 55 cents BSS9. Thermal-Shock Resistance for Built-Up Membranes. 20 cents BSS10. Field Burnout Tests of Apartment Dwelling Units. 25 cents BSS11. Fire Resistance of Steel Deck Floor Assemblies. 25 cents BSS12. Performance of Square-Edged Orifices and Orifice-Target Combinations as Air Mixers. 15 cents BSS13. Shrinkage and Creep in Prestressed Concrete. 15 cents BSS14. Experimental Determination of Eccentricity of Floor Loads Applied to a Bearing Wall. 15 cents BSS15. Interrelations Between Cement and Concrete Properties: Part 4, Shrinkage of Hardened Portland

Cement Pastes. 75 cents BSS16. Techniques for the Survey and Evaluation of Live Floor Loads and Fire Loads in Modern Office

Buildings. 40 cents BSS17. Causes of Variation in Chemical Analyses and Physical Tests of Portland Cement. 40 cents BSS18. Smoke and Gases Produced by Burning Aircraft Interior Materials. 35 cents BSS19. A Study of the Variables Involved in the Saturating of Roofing Felts. (In press) BSS20. Performance of Buildings—Concept and Measurement. Man and His Shelter. (In preparation) BSS21. Algorithms for Psychrometric Calculations. (In preparation) BSS22. Investigation of Performance Characteristics for Sanitary Plumbing Fixtures. (In preparation)

Send orders with remittance to : Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government

Printing Office, Washington, D.C. Remittances from foreign countries should include an additional one-fourth of the purchase price for postage.

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